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Redirection breaks Revalidate

From: Peter Henderson <peterhenderson@usa.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 01:37:49 -0400 (EDT)
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NCBBJDPAHCEJEBEIKJGCAEGICGAA.peterhenderson@usa.net>
When a URI which redirects to another URI is validated, it is not possible
to revalidate it using the form at the top of the validation result. For
example: validate http://www.w3.org/markup. Notice there is not a trailing
slash. The validator reports "http://www.w3.org/markup I was redirected to
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/" as regular text. If, however,
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/ is validated, no redirect happens, and instead of
the "I was redirected" note, a text box is displayed with the URI in it. So
when a redirect happens, there is no text box, and thus no URI to validate
is included when the form is submitted with the Revalidate button. Since
there is no URI, the validator redirects back to its home page, instead of
the expected revalidation result. The fix would either include a text box
containing the resulting URI, or else a hidden form field containing the URI
so that the URI would be included when the form is submitted. I think a text
box would be preferable and would match the way the non-redirecting pages
are handled.

Sincerely,
Peter Henderson
peterhenderson@usa.net

P.S.: I miss having the links to the CSS Validator, HTML Tidy, mailing list,
and whatever else at the top of the validation result pages.
Received on Friday, 14 September 2001 03:08:12 GMT

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